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ED Pills in Bodybuilding

Erectile Dysfunction is a problem that is largely affecting most men, especially those between 40 to 70 years old. Erectile dysfunction, which is the inability for a man to attain and maintain an erection, depending on the level of the problem developed. One way and the most common is using ED pills such as Viagra, Sildenafil, among others. The effects of ED can stretch as far as influencing physical and emotional health conditions.

Causes of Erectile dysfunction

Aging which is the biggest influence


Medications for some health conditions for instance:

  • High blood pressure
  • Antihistamines
  • Anti-androgens
  • H2 blockers or anti acids
  • Alpha-reductase inhibitors
  • Lipid lowering drugs e.g. statins.

Abnormally low HDL cholesterol levels


Recreational drugs such as alcohol, tobacco, cocaine, heroin, and others.

In bodybuilders however, they tend to use some supplements and drugs or the anabolic hormonal supplements to achieve their desired physic or results. For example testosterone injectables that are of various types for instance injectables and mixtures among others, and nandrolone anabolic agents for instance stanazolol, Oxymetholone and many others.

Nevertheless, another cause could be performance anxiety that leads to loss of erection during sex or before sex. However, this is easily treated with ED pills.

ED Pills and Bodybuilders

bodybuilding-sildenafilCommonly, bodybuilders will use supplements to enhance their performance during workouts to give them better results. Most of these supplements are hormonal in nature. For example the nandrolones. They are meant to act as synthetic progestin hormones. These drugs have the impact of depressing the central nervous system. In addition, the progesterone, which belongs to the progestin class of hormones, are normally used to depress the central nervous system and sexual desires. They do not convert aromatize to estrogen that is responsible for relaxing blood vessels and further facilitates sexual urge. Nevertheless, Cytomel (T3): Causes considerable fat burn but it can decrease blood flow to the penis, and Diuretics that increase muscle vein prominence. In addition, other stimulants used prior to workouts also decrease blood flow to the penis.

In addition, testosterone in men is essential to initiate erections. If the level of testosterone is low in men, then they will experience reduced sexual desire, low energy, among others. Furthermore, they will not respond to ED pills well. Testosterone is needed to convert aromatize to estrogen.


Every bodybuilder aims at achieving maximum cosmetic look or a good shape and physique. This leads to sacrificing their health over the looks. For them to achieve that shape they use supplements that have adverse effects on their hormones hence leading to some body chemical changes that affect their sex life negatively. Depending on the condition or level of impact, the ED pills might not respond well due to low levels of testosterone and estrogen.